Discrimination and Katie Ayres Unit Essay

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Katie Ayres
Unit 2 – Equality, Diversity and Rights
Assignment 2- continued
Discrimination in health and social care
P2 –both direct and indirect forms of discrimination
There are two main types/ categories of discrimination; these include direct and indirect discrimination. Direct discrimination is a behaviour of action of which either a group or an individual uses to as a way to discriminate against either another group or individual. For example, someone who is in a wheelchair may be refused the same treatment as someone who has the ability to walk; the wheelchair user may not be able to work for a certain job or company due to their mobility issues. Indirect discrimination is slightly different and can appear more subtle and therefore seem less obvious. Usually indirect discrimination will occur in a situation where certain conditions are in place, these of which have the ability to demonstrate preference for some people over other individuals. For example, a working organisation may not provide or allow part time working, this indirectly is a form of discrimination against anyone who is not able to commit to full time working hours due to the individual having other dependents of who they care for. This is a form of discrimination; however it is less obvious and subtle. Another type of discrimination is known as institutional discrimination and this has been incorporated into the processes, structures and procedures of organisations either because of failure to take into account the particular needs of individual’s different social identities or because of prejudice. There are three different types of features of which have the ability to distinguish institutional discrimination from other random individuals as a form of being treated badly, these of which include the following: 1. An individual being triggered by social identity, in this situation the discrimination will impact on a group or the individual themselves due to the members of the group. 2. Systematic, this type of discrimination is built into laws, regulations and laws. Selections of criteria for either courses or jobs, such as pension regularities, minimum